The Social and Environmental Affairs (SEA) team is a diverse group of 65 people – engineers, lawyers, HR managers, environmental auditors, and former members of non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The team is organised into three regional teams covering Asia, the Americas and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), as well as the Group-wide functions of Environmental Services and Community Affairs.The SEA team is responsible for:
The SEA team works closely with other global Group functions such as Sourcing, Legal, Facility Management, Human Resources, Sales and Corporate Communications, as well as the Marketing and Product Development teams of the brands. The collaboration between SEA and Sourcing has been particularly important for improving workplace and environmental conditions in our supply chain. Over the years, SEA has established systems and processes to ensure Sourcing fully considers compliance with workplace standards. SEA plays a critical role in leading and counselling the brands and Group functions to deliver the Group-wide Environmental Strategy 2015. By engaging directly with suppliers, government and other external stakeholders, SEA is informed about social and environmental issues at an early stage. It addresses any potential risks, and health, safety and environmental liabilities, in its monthly report to the Executive Board and Sourcing management. The team is directly involved in developing and updating corporate policies and operating procedures related to social accountability, product safety and compliance with environmental laws and regulations.
Group Human Resources is a core function within the adidas Group’s global organisation. It is led by the Chief Human Resources Officer who directly reports to the CEO. The Global HR organisation manages the following key tasks with:
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